France receives nearly THREE times more funding for agriculture than the UK
The EU continues to dish out billions more to France than the UK for farming, despite it being one of the wealthiest and prosperous nations in the bloc, new figures have determined.
Analysis from Facts4EU has shown the major gulf within the bloc’s funding for nations on funding, with France receiving around two-and-a-half-times as much money from Brussels than the UK for farming. France, which is the bloc’s second richest economy, has been protective over the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), because it continues to be the biggest beneficiary of the subsidies handed out for farming. Across the past 10 years, the bloc has given around 40% of its budget to CAP projects, and according to European Commission data released last month, in 2019 this worked out at around €54.5billion (£48.8billion).
Of that, France which has a slightly smaller economy than the UK, received €9.4billion (£8.4billion), while Britain collected just €3.9 billion (£3.4billion).
When assessed across the budget in 2019, this equates to around one-sixth of the money set aside – despite there being 27 EU member states.
THE EU’S COMMON AGRICULTURAL POLICY IS A PROTECTION RACKET DESIGNED TO BENEFIT CONTINENTAL FARMERS AT THE EXPENSE OF THE UK.